SingaporeBuilding and Construction Authority

Code for Environmental Sustainability of Buildings 3rd Edition (2012)

This code sets out the minimum environmental sustainability standard for buildings and the administrative requirements.  It has largely adopted the BCA Green Mark's criteria as the compliance method in assessing the environmental performance of a building development. 

The provisions of this code shall apply to: 

a. All new building works which involve a gross floor area of 2,000 m2 or more; 

b. Additions or extensions to existing buildings which involve increasing the gross floor area by 2,000 m2 or more; 

c. Building works which involve major retrofitting to existing buildings with gross floor area of 2,000 m2 or more; 

Applicable Building Type(s)

New residential, New non-residential

Policy Requirement Level


Policy Sequence


Prescriptive Compliance path

Energy Requirements:

Performance Compliance path

Energy Requirements:



Climate zones